(Closed) veil at reception? If not, what?

posted 8 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If you’re that uncomfortable wearing the veil during the reception, I don’t see what’s wrong with taking it off and just replacing it with a headband. I bought a headband just for the reception because I couldn’t wear the cathedral length veil I wore during dinner and dancing. I gave the head band to my maid of honor who held it for me until I was done taking formal portraits. When it was time to go in for the reception, my bridesmaids helped me put it on.

It’s also possible to wear the headband with the veil, but that really depends on what the overall look is going to be. For me, I found it was better to keep the veil and headband separate.

You could also maybe opt for a fascinator or a pretty hair comb for the reception as well.

Post # 4
923 posts
Busy bee

I’m doing a cathedral length veil with blusher for the ceremony, a birdcage veil for the begining of the reception, and then for the majority of the day I’m doing just the headpiece from the bridcage (it’s detachable, and will look something like the one below).

I wish I could wear the cathedral for part of the reception too because the blusher is detachable so we can take pictures without it bunched over the top of my head but I think it might get in the way or I’d have to drape it over my arm which defeats the purpose of wearing it.

I love the idea of having different looks throughout the night, but I’m only wearing one dress. I love it too much to take it off. So I decided to do 3 or 4 different looks with different veils and different shoes.

Post # 5
3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Our wedding will have 20-30 people at it.  I’m having a fingertip length veil as well but taking it off and putting in a pretty hair flower.  You could just switch over to a headband or fascinator for the reception though. 

Post # 6
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I just took off the veil for the reception.  I had pretty hair pins in the updo.

Post # 7
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I will wear a cathedral veil for the ceremony and then plan to change into a bird cage for the reception. 

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